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Source: Australia Bureau of Meteorology

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in parts of East Gippsland, South West, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:05 pm Tuesday, 5 November 2019.

Strong winds developing during Wednesday.

Weather Situation: A cold front is forecast to cross Victoria during Wednesday, with a vigorous westerly flow expected to develop across Victoria following the front.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are expected to develop about elevated parts of the eastern ranges (above 1200 metres) late WEDNESDAY morning before easing in the early evening.

DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to 90 km/h, are expected to develop about the southwest coastal fringe during WEDNESDAY afternoon and continue into the evening.

Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Portland, Mt Baw Baw, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
* Keep clear of fallen power lines;

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEDT Tuesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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